Pants on Fire News

Pants on Fire News - Right Bias - Questionable - Conservative - Not Credible or ReliableFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing of credible information, a complete lack of transparency, and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact-checked on a per-article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

  • Overall, we rate Pants on Fire News Questionable based on extreme right-wing bias, promotion of propaganda and conspiracies, poor sourcing, and a complete lack of transparency.

Detailed Report

Questionable Reasoning: Conspiracy Theories, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 2019, Pants on Fire News is a hyper-partisan conservative news and opinion website. The website has a 100% complete lack of transparency as there is not an about page, authors are not named, the domain is registered privately, and ownership is not revealed.

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Funded by / Ownership

Pants on Fire News does not disclose ownership or funding; however, they list a mailing address on its contact page: “1807 South Church St. Suite 108, PMB #221, Smithfield, VA 23430.” This address belongs to a UPS Store mailbox and Righters Group, LLC, which describes itself as a “professional fundraiser.” The Righters Group claim they raise money for “only the most deserving and effective conservative/libertarian clients raise the millions of dollars they need to fight for a freer future for all Americans.”

We have found 11 websites that share this same mailing address without disclosing ownership.

  • Right News Wire
  • Conservative Underground News
  • Blue State Blues News
  • Desantis Daily
  • Renewed Right
  • Patriot Pulse
  • Culture Watch News
  • Political Animal News
  • Sports With Balls
  • Unmuzzled News
  • Pants on Fire News

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Analysis / Bias

Pants on Fire News does not publish original news stories but rather interjects right-wing biased opinions around news stories. All stories favor the right and often harshly denigrate the left such as this: Ted Cruz shut down Chuck Todd with one epic truth bomb. This story utilizes tweets and a video clip from MSNBC as the source. We also found that they often do not use hyperlinked sourcing on information they are referencing.

The website also has a category called “Fake News,” where it seems they publish news about media outlets who report falsely, such as this story: This Fake News outlet pushed a massive lie right before the Biden DOJ made a ground-breaking admission. In this story, they attempt to paint CBS News as a fake news outlet.

In general, many stories on this website advance right-wing pro-Trump conspiracy theories and propaganda while sometimes using poor sources such as Breitbart. For example, they promote election fraud conspiracies and disinformation regarding Covid-19.

Failed Fact Checks

  • A third party has not fact-checked them.

Overall, we rate Pants on Fire News Questionable based on extreme right-wing bias, promotion of propaganda and conspiracies, poor sourcing, and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 12/9/2019) Updated (09/01/2022)

Source: https://pantsonfirenews.com/

Last Updated on September 1, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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